December
7th 2012
He capsized the boat and we lost five men, and we did not catch the whale, brave boys.

Posted under: American history, art, book reviews

This time you’re going down, Moby Dick.

I hope as many readers out there as have time for it will join in Comradde PhysioProffe‘s interdisciplinary excursion into Melvilleana over at his blog. If you’re interested, be sure to click on over and let him know.

In the meantime, here’s a fun finals week tune, for these days when the daylight’s seldom seen.

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3 Responses to “He capsized the boat and we lost five men, and we did not catch the whale, brave boys.”

  1. Comradde PhysioProffe on 07 Dec 2012 at 1:27 pm #

    Thanks for linking!

  2. nicoleandmaggie on 07 Dec 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    Sheldon comics on reading Moby Dick: http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/080504.html

  3. Western Dave on 10 Dec 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Love this version since the first time I heard it, much better than the Peter, Paul, and Mary version. For me the payoff is
    “To lose five men it grieved the captain real sore
    But to lose a hundred-barrel fish it grieved him ten times more”
    which reverses the PPM logic.

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